New Age in Norway - Ingvild Sælid Gilhus

New Age in Norway - Ingvild Sælid Gilhus

New Age in Sweden: A Comparison with Norway

New Age in Norway - Ingvild Sælid Gilhus

Liselotte Frisk [+-]
Dalarna University, Sweden
Liselotte Frisk has been a professor in Religious Studies at Dalarna University, Sweden, since 2006. She presented a doctoral dissertation on new religious movements in 1993 at Åbo Akademi, Finland, and after that worked as a lecturer at Umeå University in Sweden for a few years. In 1999 she moved to Dalarna University where she created a profile of studying new religious movements within Religious Studies. Research projects include two projects about New Age in the 1990s, and, later, a 3-year project about what happened to the new religious movements from the 1960s and 70s over the decades, funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond. Another research project, undertaken together with Peter Åkerbäck, Stockholm University, dealt with a local mapping of the new spirituality in Dalarna (2008-2011), funded by Vetenskapsrådet. A current research project, also funded by Vetenskapsrådet, deals with children in minority religions (2012-2015). All research projects have resulted in books and articles in Swedish as well as in English. Liselotte Frisk has been co-editor of the International Journal for the Study of New Religions (2010-2013), and is currently co-editor of Aura, a Nordic journal publishing academic articles about new religious movements. She was the director of International Society for the Study of New Religions for four years (2010-2013), and is now the vice director of FINYAR, the Nordic society for the academic study of new religions. Other research interests include new religions in Japan.


The volume also includes as a conclusion a contribution by the two leading scholars on New Age Spiritualities in Sweden and Denmark, Liselotte Frisk and Mikael Rothstein, who discusses Norwegian New Age Spiritualities in relation to the larger Scandinavia New Age scene. It is likely that our book will be a first-choice text in religious studies and theology courses in Norway, and probably in Scandinavia more generally.

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Frisk, Liselotte. New Age in Sweden: A Comparison with Norway. New Age in Norway. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 263-267 Mar 2017. ISBN 9781781794173. Date accessed: 18 Apr 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.28890. Mar 2017

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